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Two Exhibition Openings May 8, 2010

I have been to 2 Exhibition Openings this past week.  Both events are showcasing textiles by artists working in Ireland.  And each event was excellent.  My only disappointment was that I had nothing on display since most of my recent work is now in Seattle.   Nevermind, the shows gave me a lot of inspiration and I am eager to get weaving again.  And they also gave me a chance to meet up with many dear friends whom I had not seen for a long time.  Plus, it was especially heartening to receive comments like, “Oh Janet, hello, I still have one of your rugs………”  which I like to interpret as meaning I like your work and have fond memories of you.

The Exhibition Opening on Wednesday night was that of the Irish Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers, held in Dalkey Castle Heritage Centre.  Here are a few samples from the Exhibition.

  woven tapestry

by Patricia Gellon

  woven wall panel,    paper, cotton        by Monika Auch

  woven tapestry,    cotton, wool, silk, hemp, viscose          by Terry Dunne

On Thursday night, the second Exhibition Opening took place.  This Exhibition was put on by the 595, aka 510, Group.  This Exhibition is in Dun Laoghaire and featured not only textiles but also ceramics and wire and art work in other media.  The Exhibition is in part retrospective and included a number of works which had previously been exhibited elsewhere.

  Orange Peel flowers, in wire     by Magda Rubalcava

  Mother and daughter woven tapestry, wool & cotton warp         by Magda Rubalcava

  Welcome Mat, handwoven rug in Mary O’Rourke’s handspun hand dyed Irish wool

     Butterfly Hunt, wool & cotton warp         by Magda Rubalcava

  Handwoven floor rug, cotton    by Beth Royds

 

5 Responses to “Two Exhibition Openings”

  1. Joansie Says:

    Wow, this looks like so much fun! I especially love the “Butterfly Hunt”.

  2. Bettina Says:

    I was going to say the same:)) and did you finish your planned project for the exhibition?

    • Janet Says:

      Alas, Bettina, I didn’t finish my project – in fact I didn’t even start it – I feel badly about that since a couple of people did send me some bits and pieces to use for a tapestry. Maybe I’ll get it finished for next year’s exhibition?

      • Bettina Says:

        I think you didn’t really have a lot of time – given that you only recently came back from Seattle! you can work on it in peace now:))

  3. Janet Says:

    Yes, and I’m not good at working to order. I like to be free, so to speak.

    Janet


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